Shock and concern have spread around the music world overnight following reports that soul singing great Aretha Franklin is "gravely ill". Franklin, 76, is reportedly surrounded by her family and close friends in Detroit. The family is asking for prayers and privacy, according to entertainment website Showbiz411, and its reporter Roger...
Rejoice, fellow haters of over-familiar greetings. Staff at Gatwick Airport have been banned from calling passengers “love” or “darling”. In an all-too-rare outbreak of common sense, a memo issued to employees says travellers should be referred to either by their name, “Sir” or “Madam”. If we can now stamp...
It was the expression as much as the answer that conveyed his message. Arsenal manager Unai Emery had been asked about Manchester City’s  most recent visit to the Emirates on a snowy sub-zero Thursday in March, Pep Guardiola’s men inflicted a 3-0 rout that left Arsene Wenger largely frozen...
Asma Khan is rightly proud of her hugely successful, all-female team of chefs at the Darjeeling Express, former housewives with barely a jot of formal training whose food has been hailed by critics. So when Claude Bosi, the French chef and one-time recipient of two Michelin stars, suggested that...
A meal replacement drink targeted at gamers who refuse to tear themselves from their screens long enough to prepare nourishing food is coming to the UK. The vegetarian formula, which is made from a soybean protein, oats and grapeseed oil, has been engineered to provide the necessary nutrition humans...
Facebook appears to be pushing forward with its blockchain plans, after the head of its cryptocurrency team revealed he was leaving his role at Coinbase to focus on the social network's strategy. David Marcus said it was "appropriate" for him to resign from his role on the board of the...
Samsung Electronics shares took a hit on Friday following a report from Morgan Stanley that warned of an inventory surplus for the semiconductor market. The investment bank downgraded its rating for the industry from in-line to cautious, despite chipmakers outperforming market expectations in recent years. The semiconductor market plays...
Puerto Rico is estimating in a report to Congress that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people - far higher than the official toll of 64. The government said in a report to Congress that there were 1,427 more deaths from September to December 2017 than the average for the same...
Social media giants are employing "unethical" psychologists to keep children hooked online for hours on end, industry experts have warned. Fifty psychologists in the US have penned an open letter saying their profession is being used “to manipulate children for profit”. The letter said the “persuasive design” of social networks and...
A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said on Thursday. Philip Mullaly was strolling along an area known as a fossil hotspot at Jan Juc, on the...